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Catch Me If You Know How - Internet Edition Paperback – September 18, 2011
"Wow!!! This is a must read for everyone. Education, Education, Education. I can't stress it enough. There is information in this book I would never even think of, that is happening all over the world. Help your children, friends and loved ones by becoming knowledgeable about the World Wide Web."
"In clear, concise and easy-to-understand language, provides guidance about the use and misuse of computers and helps us all protect kids from being exposed to often harmful materials on-line. Let him walk you through these basics, we'll all be better off for it."
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My results frightened me, however. I found a folder of downloaded pictures. It was not just porn - it was sick filth. It was innocently labeled with a friend's name. It led to his being banned from the house, and banned from being anywhere near my 4-year-old granddaughter.
If I didn't know where and how to look, I wouldn't have known what a pervert the guy was.
I strongly recommend this book. It's a fast read with simple language and a deft touch of humor. It was very easy to follow the step-by-step instructions and - if you have further questions - there is a website the author provides as a free resource.
I can see how this book could help prevent cyber bullying, catch a cheating spouse, or discover an online gambler. I eagerly look forward to the next book in the series.
Catch Me If You Know How is a beginner's step-by-step guide to discovering anyone's internet habits! Are your kids and teens on dangerous sites? Is your spouse or employee perusing unsavory sites regarding gambling, guns, drugs or pornography? If you are unsure of the answers, this is definitely the book for you! Travis Morgan's intro to basic computer forensics can be understood and used by any reader; topics include: Web Browsing, Emails, Social Media, Chat and Instant Messaging, Peer To Peer File Sharing and other technologies, as well as advanced tips for monitoring and controlling internet access. Each chapter is broken down into easy-to-read large print sections complete with instructions and diagrams detailing how to search and protect your computer and your family. I am pretty proficient with computers, but I even learned a few things that I have started putting into practice! Although some of the tips and tools may seem like an invasion of privacy, they could save time, money, a marriage or even a life! Better to be safe than sorry." This is a must read for parents in the "tech" generation - even the comic-like illustrations help to get the points across! Highly recommended to all readers!
Rating: On the Run (4.5/5)
*** I received this book from the author (Bostick Communications) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
For the bulk of readers the items covered in this book are those that simply are buried in manuals and even the Computer for Dummies books - those simply things such as how to manage files, share files, search the internet, the benefits and incipient dangers of browsing the internet, the ins and outs - positive and negative - of email usage, chat (both by word and by video) rooms/spaces, a superb overview of 'social media' and how to maintain privacy, how to TRULY clean your computer of unwanted files/browsing history/cookies/clicking on 'Like' on sites that lead to places you'd rather not visit, etc.
What makes this book so invaluable to all computer users (from beginners through moderately experienced users up to IT techs) is Travis Morgan's warmly helpful and yet sternly didactic technique of sharing all of this important information. He provides images of screens for both PC and MAC users to simplify his instructions, references guides for further information on the more complex challenges he presents, and he thankfully adds to his book rest station illustrations that keep the business at hand entertaining and make the type font large enough so that the open book beside the computer is easy to reference visually.
His last chapter alone is worth the purchase of this book - a succinct yet thorough chapter titled 'Monitoring and Controlling Internet Access. It opens our eyes and stimulates the question 'Who Knew?' and ties all the information in previous chapters together nicely. At book's end is a very helpful Glossary that provides quick references to commonly used computer-talk (and saves some embarrassment when talking to advisors more proficient in computerese!). This is one of the more valuable books available - for learning the intricacies of using a computer to helping clean up the world from abuse by those who take advantage of this current miracle of communication for their won warped needs. Grady Harp, January 12